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Slow Motion Ghosts Reviews

Slow Motion Ghosts by Jeff Noon

Slow Motion Ghosts

Jeff Noon

4.40 out of 5

3 reviews

Imprint: Doubleday
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 24 Jan 2019
ISBN: 9780857525611

______________'Imagine True Detective, with its nightmarishly-unsettling murder investigation, but set in the south of England in the 1980s, then you're some way to getting a handle on the rather unique tone Noon has brought to this crime story' IndependentA viciously occult murder.

4 stars out of 5
Jake Kerridge
10 Mar 2019

"the book still has a distinctive and appealing flavour."

The enjoyably convoluted plot encompasses a heartfelt and moving examination of the other-worldly appeal of glam rock for nerds and outsiders. If you weren’t poleaxed by Bowie’s death, this very absorbing novel will help to explain why others were. And the melancholy passion underneath the story’s surface helps to lift it above the ruck. 


5 stars out of 5
25 Jan 2019

"Noon’s foray into crime fiction is a journey into the underworlds of police violence and occult obsession"

Noon made his name in the 1990s with sui generis SF novels such as Vurt and Pollen that were distinctively homegrown and dreamlike. Slow Motion Ghostsis his first crime novel, and it’s a belter. Hobbes’s journey into the underworlds of occult obsession and police violence is rich in social and subcultural detail, and Noon’s storytelling is assured and compelling.

4 stars out of 5
19 Jan 2019

"Noon’s constantly surprising novel takes the form of a police procedural, but pushes it in many unexpected directions"

Readable and constantly surprising, the novel takes the form of the police procedural and pushes it in a variety of unexpected directions. It would be a pleasure to meet Hobbes and his colleagues again — though, judging by Noon’s past form, he may have something completely different up his sleeve.